As an advanced six-slot, professional, rack-mountable 500-Series powered enclosure suitable for mobile and project recording, duly delivering up to 400mA per rail per slot or 1.8 Amps total (2.0 Amps non-continuous) — whichever is reached first — with a phantom power supply delivering up to 140mA total, the OST-6 v2.0is duly designed to offer the widest possible range of compatibility with any 500-Series device ever made since its vertical architecture also accommodates ‘double-width’ modules. Thanks to Heritage Audio’s proprietary On-Slot Technology, each channel is individually regulated, filtered, and protected, providing the highest performance, lowest noise, and best protection.
Put it this way: while it is fair to say that most 500-Series enclosures on the market have a relatively simply designed power supply that feeds every channel in parallel, each channel in the OST-6 v2.0 enclosure has its own power supply, individually isolated to ensure peak performance of each module installed and that no ‘power-hungry’ or even faulty modules will compromise the performance of another. After all, many experienced engineers are aware of certain ‘power-hungry' Class A or vacuum tube-based modules that can cause banks of 500-Series modules to ‘brown out’ or not function, or would simply not work in some standard enclosures. Far from this being the case with the OST-6 v2.0, instead it ensures that ‘demanding' modules receive the power they need while any adjacent modules remain unaffected. As well as reducing interference, many 500-Series devices — especially mic pre-amps — actually exhibit lower self-noise and better performance when racked in the OST-6 v2.0enclosure.
Duly differentiating Heritage Audio’s OST-6 v2.0iteration from its now-discontinued OST-6 predecessor is its added LINK feature, advantageously allowing each of its six channels to be linked over to the next at the push of a back panel-positioned button — no patch cabling required! Readily realizing the European pro audio manufacturer’s modus operandi, the OST-6 v2.0enclosure is built utilizing the most cutting-edge methods in manufacturing and design without ever compromising audio quality or cutting corners. Completing the OST-6 v2.0package are its included detachable rack ears and an all-metal handle, helpfully combining to create the ultimate portable solution.
Saying that, though many might not consider a 500-Series enclosure to be the most exciting addition to a studio setup, it is obviously a necessity for 500-Series modules owners for whom it clearly makes sense to invest in a sensibly priced example that is both durable and compatible with any owned 500-Series modules. Moreover, it also makes sense to invest in a 500-Series enclosure that will bring out the cleanest and best performance from those owned 500-Series modules. Fortunately for anyone weighing up the options, Heritage Audio has thoughtfully tailored the perfect solution in its advanced OST-6 v2.0by bringing out the best of any 500-Series modules’ sonic potential in a portable, rugged enclosure that will far from break the bank.
Watch Heritage Audio’s OST-6 v2.0 unboxing video here:
Pricing and Availability:
OST-6 v2.0 is shipping and available via Heritage Audio’s growing global network of dealers (https://heritageaudio.net/where-to-buy-international/) with an SSP (Standalone Selling Price) of€549.00 EUR (including VAT) in the EU and a MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) of $599.00 USD,US distribution being handled via RAD Distribution (http://www.raddist.com/heritage-audio.php). For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated OST-6 v2.0 webpage here: https://heritageaudio.net/catalogue/ost6v2/